Full Job Description
Job Number: 352316
Department of Water Management
Number of Positions: 1 Full-Time
Under direction, develops and implements communication and public information programs, or outreach initiatives for a City department.
Develops, coordinates and evaluates communication and public information campaigns to market department programs, events and services, or outreach initiatives
Drafts and edits informational materials (e.g., press releases, public service announcements, brochures) for the general public, media or specialized groups
Develops and reviews department web-based communication materials for online display
Works closely with media outlets to coordinate and promote departmental initiatives
Monitors the design and production of graphic arts displays, dvds/videos and presentations
Schedules interviews, news conferences and radio and television appearances for department management
Maintains communication and advertisement budgets
Responds to freedom of information requests and inquiries from the public and media regarding department programs and services
Develops and coordinates outreach efforts to promote department programs and services to targeted audiences and neighborhoods
Networks with community organizations, academic institutions and private companies to build collaborative relationships in promoting department programs
Conducts assessment of community needs, interests and trends to identify new or modified programming activities
Evaluates the effectiveness of outreach programs and engagement activities
Utilizes blogs and social media platforms (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, etc.) to communicate department programs, events and services, or outreach initiatives
Plans and directs special events (e.g., award presentations and dedication ceremonies)
Works closely with the Mayor’s Press Secretary Office in order to draft departmental correspondence and to coordinate and promote programs and initiatives
Prepares narrative and activity reports of communication, public information, and outreach activities
Represents the department at community meetings and events, as required
Performs related duties as required.
NOTE: The list of essential duties is not intended to be inclusive; there may be other duties that are essential to particular positions within the class.
THIS POSITION IS IN THE CAREER SERVICE.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Communications, Business Administration, Public Administration, Humanities or a directly related field, plus four years of experience in the development and implementation of public information or outreach programs, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
Disclaimer - "Accredited" means any nationally or regionally accredited college, university, or law school where the applicant is enrolled in or has completed an Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Juris Doctorate degree program.
Education & Employment Verification - Please be advised that if you are selected to be hired you must provide, upon request, adequate information regarding your educational and employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position for which you are applying. If you received your degree internationally, all international transcripts/diploma must be accompanied by a Foreign Credential Evaluation. If the City of Chicago cannot verify this information, any offer extended to you will be withdrawn and you will not be hired.
NOTE: You must provide your transcripts or diploma, professional license, valid State of Illinois driver's license, or training certificates at time of processing, if applicable.
NOTE: To be considered for this position you must provide information about your educational background and your work experience. You must include job titles, dates of employment, and specific job duties. (If you are a current City employee, Acting Up cannot be considered.) If you fail to provide this information at the time you submit your application, it will be incomplete and you will not be considered for this position. There are three ways to provide the information: 1) you may attach a resume; 2) you may paste a resume; or 3) you can complete the online resume fields.
Please note, all positions with the City of Chicago close promptly at 11:59pm Central Daylight Time (CDT). Applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59p.m. CDT on 08/16/2021. No exceptions will be made.
This position requires applicants to complete an interview which will include a written exercise and/or a skills assessment test as part of the interview. The interviewed candidate(s) possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position, based on the oral and written parts of the interview will be selected.
Preference will be given to candidates possessing the following:
Previous work experience developing & implementing public information programs.
Previous work experience executing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other personal computer (PC) applications.
Previous work experience coordinating the preparation of written communication and media materials.
Previous work experience developing, implementing, and preparing public information programs and reports.
Previous work experience developing various media campaigns.
Previous work experience developing and implementing public information and markrting campaigns.
Previous work experience drafting, editing, and writing for the public and media.
Previous service in the Armed Forces of the U.S. on active duty continually for six months and have not been dishonorably discharged.
VETERANS PREFERENCE NOTE: The City of Chicago offers Veterans Preference to both current, active military personnel AND military personnel who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received an honorable or general discharge. Eligible candidates must have at least six months of active duty documented. In order to receive the veterans preference, candidates need to indicate whether or not they are a veteran by answering “yes” or “no” to the question on the online application that asks, “Are you currently serving on active duty for at least six months in the Armed Forces of the United States OR have you served in the Armed Forces of the United States on active duty for at least six months and received an honorable or general discharge?” In addition, you must attach documentation to verify your military service. For veterans, you must attach a copy of your DD214 (Member Copy-4) to your online application which includes character of service status OR a letter from the United States Veterans Administration on official stationary stating dates of service and character of service. For active military personnel, you must attach a letter from your Commanding Officer on official stationary verifying your active duty, length of service, and character of service in the Armed Forces of the United States AND a copy of your military ID to your online application. Failure to answer the question and attach the required documentation will result in you not being considered for the Veterans Preference.
Residency Requirement: All employees of the City of Chicago must be actual residents of the City as outlined in 2-152-050 of the City of Chicago Municipal Code. Proof of residency will be required.
If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation due to disability or pregnancy in order to participate in the application process, please contact the City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources, at 312-744-4976 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be prepared to provide information in support of your reasonable accommodation request.
ALL REFERENCES TO POLITICAL SPONSORSHIP OR RECOMMENDATION MUST BE OMITTED FROM ANY AND ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS SUBMITTED FOR CITY EMPLOYMENT.
The City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer.
City of Chicago Department of Human Resources
Lori E. Lightfoot, Mayor Christopher Owen, Commissioner
Job Posting: Jul 27, 2021, 12:00:00 AM | Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External: Aug 16, 2021, 11:59:00 PM
BU: 20 | Salary: $67,944/Year Pay Basis:Yearly